Youth Programs

Tales on the Trails - November

Tales on the Trails

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, San Marcos Public Library, and Community Action, Inc. are partnering to bring you Tales on the Trails. Each month will feature a different story that you can follow along with as you explore our beautiful parks and natural areas. The first ever Tales on the Trails will be set up at Spring Lake Natural Area during the month of November and will feature "Grow Grateful" by Sage Foster-Lasser and Jon Lasser. As you navigate the trail, follow the story of Kiko as she goes on a camping trip with her class and learns about gratitude. “This story is based on the ‘theory of mind,’ which is the ability to take the perspective of others and recognize that each person has their own thoughts, feelings, and perspectives. Growing gratitude leads to greater happiness and stronger interpersonal relationships.” You and your family are invited to take a self-guided tour starting at the Lime Kiln trailhead of Spring Lake Natural Area. A map of the area can be found here and the entrance is located at 685 Lime Kiln Road. 

Goal:POST at Miller Middle School

Goal:POST is a free program offered to Miller Middle School students. The program meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall and spring. Each student receives a snack and homework time followed by various games led by Texas State University’s Recreational Administration students. Transportation home is available for a limited number of students who live within the regular Miller Middle School bus zones. For more information about Goal:POST email Tori Garcia.

Goal:POST will not meet in person for the Fall 2020 semester. Information on digital resources will be announced at a later date. 

SLOEP (Spring Lake Outdoor Education Program) for Goodnight Middle School Students

SLOEP is a free program offered to Goodnight Middle School students. The program meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall and spring. Goodnight students will be led by Texas State University’s Recreational Administration students in various outdoor educational activities. Transportation home is available for a limited number of students who live within the regular Goodnight Middle School bus zones. For more information about SLOEP email Tori Garcia.

SLOEP will not meet in person for the Fall 2020 semester. Information on digital resources will be announced at a later date. 

L.E.G.I.T. Summer Internship Program

L.E.G.I.T. (Learning. Experience. Groundwork. Instruction. Training.) 

LEGIT Summer Internship Program is a program powered by San Marcos Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of San Marcos and SMCISD. This program offers summer internships to San Marcos High School sophomores and juniors. Students will receive on-the-job training, gain experience in the workforce, and gain necessary job related skills that will prepare them for future employment. For more information email LEGIT or Catherine Marler.

Best Friends For Life (BFFL)

Best Friends For Life (BFFL) is a free 5 week inclusion program for children of all abilities, ages 3-13. This program meets in the spring on Mondays from 6-7 PM at the San Marcos Rec Hall. Texas State University’s Therapeutic Recreation graduate students lead participants in a variety of activities including drumming, yoga, crafts and more. There are also opportunities to go swimming and horseback riding. For more information about BFFL email Catherine Marler.